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Norway, Ireland, Spain say will recognize Palestinian state

Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they will recognize a Palestinian state from May 28, sparking delight from Palestinian leaders and fury from Israel.

The three nations hope other countries will follow but Europe remains split over the issue as the Israel-Hamas war rages. France said it was not the right time to give recognition however.

Arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas leader sought by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - He accuses them of war crimes

'No one is above the law,' said the chief prosecutor - Meanwhile, the Court seeks warrants for Israel's defence minister and two other top Hamas leaders

ICC prosecutor seeks Gaza 'war crimes' arrest warrant for Netanyahu

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday applied for arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Karim Khan said he was seeking warrants against Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for crimes including "starvation", "wilful killing", and "extermination and/or murder".

Erdogan puts his Hamas connection back in the limelight

This week kicked off with Turkish President Erdogan stating that 1000 Hamas members were being treated in Turkey, a comment that Turkish officials tried to walk back, saw The Times report that Hamas may have been planning to establish a base in Turkey, and culminated with the Turkish leader suggesting that Israel would "set its sights" on Turkey if it defeated Hamas in Gaza.

Ireland to recognise Palestinian statehood 'this month': minister

Ireland is certain to recognise Palestinian statehood by the end of May, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday, without specifying a date.

"We will be recognising the state of Palestine before the end of the month," Micheal Martin, who is also Ireland's deputy prime minister, told the Newstalk radio station.

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